In March 2010, when a handful of Tea Party protesters issued juvenile insults against Congressman Barney Frank, that unhappy Massachusetts Democrat said “his GOP colleagues need to do more to ‘differentiate themselves’ from the hateful speech spewed in the healthcare debate’s final hours.”
Wonder if Republicans will be calling on Mr. Frank to “differentiate” himself from the leftists who attacked the son of a Republican state Senator when he was “trying to stop someone from stealing his Romney/Ryan yard sign.” Senator Neal Kedzie describes the incident:
Early on Friday morning, October 19th, my son Sean was awakened by noises outside his residence in Whitewater. As he went to see what the commotion was about, he noticed an individual removing a Romney/Ryan yard sign from his property. He yelled to the person that they were taking something not theirs and to return it immediately.
The individual returned the sign, however, a second person confronted and attacked Sean without warning.
Sean was wrestled to the ground by both persons, held down by a constricting chokehold, and struck repeatedly about the face and head.
The thugs who beat this young man, to be sure, are not representative of the Democratic Party, but if the situation were reversed and some ruffians removed an Obama sign and beat the son of a Democratic official, you can be certain, prominent Democrats like Mr. Frank would be making much of the incident, with their friends in the legacy media suggesting that this incident all but defines the modern GOP.